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    Posted 5 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (260 items)

    I just bought this art deco necklace. It´s in machine age style and I´m pritty sure it´s from the 1930´s. It "feels" right in signs of wear, and in the details. It seams to be a chrome metall necklace. I´m not sure what the coral coloured beads are made of, they feel like glass or maybe a very hard plastic of some sort. It looks like the beads have been made out of two solid halves put together, but they don´t look moulded. Rather that two pieces of something hard that has meen fused or something to eachother. I´ve wondered about why you would make them like this? Maybe the company who made it also made similar models using half beads (I´ve seen a very similar necklace by Bengel with half beads) it would make sense to try and use them in more ways than one.

    I would be surpriced if it was not made in Germany or France. But I am
    very grateful for ideas/input on what material it could be in the beads and also if any one knows what company made this? Is it a Jacob Bengel necklace? It looks very well made and it's about 44 cm in lenght from clasp to clasp.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      You're right -1930's from France or Germany. Not sure about J. Bengel. I have a resource book "Art Deco Bakelite, jewelry & boxes" by Peter and Deborah Keresztury that shows many examples w/chrome like this. I'll email you a page from the book. I love this resource book but it doesn't call out designers. Lovely!!!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Hello Valentino! Thanks for your nice e-mail. Sorry I haven't answered you yet. I look forward to the referens you will email me. Thankyou so much! Nice to hear you have the same idea on age and origin and that you like it. I find these types of necklaces fun and modern. Still :)
    3. Betty1978 Betty1978, 5 years ago
      Hi Elisabethan!
      Your necklace is beautiful and I'm pretty sure it is by Bengel. Its stucture is very reminiscent of Bengel's work. The coral beads are probably made of glass. A simple test consists in clinking the beads against your teeth (plastics - galalith / bakelite - won't feel the same). On this page, there is a Bengel necklace with coral glass beads and if you look carefully at it, the central coral bead has a thin line justs like the beads of your necklace... :)
      http://www.sheryls-artdeco.co.uk/bengelnecks59.html
      Have a beautiful day!
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      I didn't realise how collectable Jakob Bengel jewellery is becoming. Nice necklace, Elisabethan.
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      http://www.sheryls-artdeco.co.uk/Art1/JE4311.jpg
      Not exactly the same, but the red beaded necklace is similar in style.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Hello Betty1978! Thankyou so very much for your nice answer. I tested it your way and I am pritty sure now that the beads are glass. Thankyou! Thanks for the link, I've used it before. Think that it was you who gave it to me earlier regarding another post. Thanks again. It was interesting to hear your opinion. I actually suddenly got the Idea to write to the Bengel museum and ask. You had not answered me yet then. I'll see if they
      answer me. I agree about the similarity you mentioned. Take care!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks peasejean55 thankyou very much for your lovely answer and the link (shows the same necklace as in the link Bettan178 sent). Have a nice dag!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      I ment Betty178
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou for love everyone!
    10. Betty1978 Betty1978, 5 years ago
      My pleasure, Elisabethan! If you ever get an answer from the Bengel Museum, let me know...
      Best.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Whoops Elisabethan and Betty, I should be paying more attention.
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      I will Betty :). And peasejean no worries, I have done that myself a few Times :). Have a nice day!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      beautiful!!!! love the coral beads!!
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sean :)
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      For 'love' I thank:
      Mikelv85, sklo42, kyratango, efesgirl, Valentino, vetraio50, racer4four, Betty1978, peasejean55, EZa, Trey, Rick55, inky, Newtimes and Sean68.
      Thankyou very much!!!
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Aura!
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou CI-ant!
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      Thankyou bladerunner22!

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